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No Google page 911 reference?

Curt Edwards [PersonRank 1]

Thursday, September 11, 2008
11 years ago2,959 views

Why is there no reference (respectful rememberance) to 9/11 on the Google search page? Admittedly I am a 'Never Forget' kind of American, but the fact that the super collider , st. patrick's day, the olympics all get there graphics and today there is nothing seems ....seems like its being ignored and that's offensive to me.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

google is never doing doodles for days like 9/11 or other sad/unhappy days

Bilal [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It is not because it is a sad day but because it is politicized and ambiguous.

Curt Edwards [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I don't see ambiguity.
I agree that it could be politicized, but I also believe it could be acknowledged in a non-political way.

brinke guthrie [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

ambiguous;

open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; equivocal: an ambiguous answer.

I see none of that here. Many people died by a terrorist attack.
Tell me theres another meaning here.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It was perpetrated by the American government?

zeitgeistmovie.com/

google.ie/search?hl=en&rlz ...

Not saying i believe this (actually I am, but this is not a Political forum) but you can't deny the ambiguity. I dunno about America, but outside of "the states" there are a lot of people who believe this theory, and would not be happy at Google, best just not to get involved or show their views

Also, there is none on Yahoo or Ask.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I live in the US and I'm glad Google didn't make a doodle for the anniversary of that sad and tragic day.

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I'd say politicized thus ambiguous. Unless of course you believe in conspiracy policies .
We (many countries) went on war without considering that action to draw people out of poverty were essential.
Terrorism lays its roots on poverty and the feeling of being dominated. No long term solution is to be found without a solution to the greatest factor of instability which is misery. People in harsh situations are sometimes ready to take the easiest answer available from any person ready to provide some.

That is true in politics in our western world for economic crisis, that was true during the rise of fascism. That could be true for more recent events.
That is also true in some country in the developping world, where issues at stake are much more important than our housing problems. Consequences are thus also bigger. People who have nothing are ready to die for what they believe will serve their cause (or so they were told by the terrorist networks...)

So the key is solving the day to day problems (as Google.org is doing), and other things will improve. (That approach might be heavily subject to discussion, as it is the Google approach to China)

To come back to the core of the subject, that would be spooky.. The two "o" replaced by the twin towers? :S
Then a Shoah doodle with burnt corpses. Then a mutilated female sex to fight against circumcision?

Doodles are to lighten the day, to drag them ppl to science, to drag them higher and to introduce them to some great ideas, or to celebrate positive landmarks.

quet [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I don't believe they've ever had a doodle or logo for 'memorial' type days in the US or elsewhere. As mentioned, their philosophy for them has always been to be things that are cheerful, upbeat, playful, optimistic, enlightening or entertaining, etc. So, they simply don't create any for these more somber occasions. But, I can understand why people would wonder about their omission for historic days like today though.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

> ambiguous;
>
> open to or having several possible meanings or
> interpretations; equivocal: an ambiguous answer.
>
> I see none of that here. Many people died by a terrorist
> attack.
> Tell me theres another meaning here.

Actually the date is ambiguous, per your definition.

See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_Chi ...

<<The Chilean military revolution of 1973 was a watershed event in the history of Chile and the Cold War. Historians and partisans alike have wrangled over its implications ever since.

On September 11, 1973, less than two months after the first failed coup attempt (Tanquetazo), and less than a month after the Chamber of Deputies, where the Opposition held a majority, condemned Allende's alleged breaches of the constitution, the Chilean military overthrew president Salvador Allende, who died during the coup. US intervention in Chilean politics and support to opponents of Allende, including support for an assassination, has been documented by the declassification in 1998 of documents concerning the Project FUBELT operations, although its exact nature is still controversial. General Augusto Pinochet took over and established an anti-communist military dictatorship which lasted until 1990. (...)

While fatalities due to battle during the coup might have been relatively small, tens of thousands of people were arrested during the coup and held in the National Stadium[26]. This was because the plans for the coup called for the arrest of every man, woman and child on the streets the morning of September 11. Of these approximately 40,000 to 50,000 perfunctory arrests, several hundred individuals would later be detained, questioned, tortured, and in some cases murdered. While these deaths did not occur before the surrender of Allende's forces, they occurred as a direct result of arrests and round-ups during the coup's military action.>>

I.e. some might consider this an act of (in this case US-backed) terrorism, as in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegati ...

<<In the period of 1970-1973, the United States has been accused of supporting and committing State Terrorism during the overthrow of the socialist elected Chilean government of Salvador Allende. Prof. Stohl writes, "In addition to nonterroristic strategies...the United States embarked on a program to create economic and political chaos in Chile...After the failure to prevent Allende from taking office, efforts shifted to obtaining his removal." Money authorized for the CIA to destabilize Chilean society, included, "financing and assisting opposition groups and right-wing terrorist paramilitary groups such as Patria y Libertad ("Fatherland and Liberty")." Project FUBELT was the codename for the secret CIA operations to undermine Salvador Allende's government and promote a military coup in Chile. In September 1973 the Allende government was overthrown in a violent military coup in which the United States is claimed to have been "intimately involved." [62]>>

Your view on these things may differ from what Wikipedia states, of course; I'm just replying in relation to whether or not this date is ambiguous.

brinke guthrie [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The date is not ambigous. There is no other popular cultural reference to 9/11 in contemporary society today, than the terrorist attacks.

There isn't a soul that would think the 9/11 reference applies to this:

''In September 11, 1973, less than two months after the first failed coup attempt (Tanquetazo), and less than a month after the Chamber of Deputies, where the Opposition held a majority, condemned Allende's alleged breaches of the constitution, the Chilean military overthrew president Salvador Allende, who died during the coup.''

To think someone would go, 'Oh, do they mean the terrorist attacks that killed all the people in the WTC, or the Chile thing in the early 70's?'..just doesn't compute. NYC 9/11 is a massive historical date, for one reason.

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